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Commentary: Loveland Election Confirms, Fact Trumps Fiction in Fracking Debate

July 9, 2014
By

Jon Haubert

Jon Haubert

As a part of the primary election held on June 24, residents in Loveland were asked whether or not a two-year moratorium on fracking should be enacted in order to further study the potential impacts.

Those unfamiliar that we’ve been fracking since 1947, with over 1.2 million frack jobs under our belt, may be inclined to think, “sure, let’s wait until we know more – what’s the harm?” It’s a very reasonable approach.

But unlike the five communities of Boulder, Broomfield, Fort Collins, Lafayette and Longmont who voted for a ban or moratorium in past elections, Loveland changed course and immediately became a national case study and microcosm in the debate on fracking.

Why? It’s clear that those previous decisions to halt fracking in Colorado communities were based on unfounded and hyperemotional claims meant to mask anti-fracking organizations’ true agenda of eliminating the production of oil and natural gas altogether. Read more »

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